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Corning Museum of Glass

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Address: One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
Phone Number: 607.937.5371
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Description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass...
The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections.
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A must for NY History buffs

First, they are undergoing renovations currently. We hope to go back next year perhaps & see the new spaces they are opening. Also, I'm a bit of a history nerd & I find this stuff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

First, they are undergoing renovations currently. We hope to go back next year perhaps & see the new spaces they are opening. Also, I'm a bit of a history nerd & I find this stuff fascinating, so I'm biased! If you have visited the Eastman House in Rochester & the Henry Ford Museum you'll probably love this place. Who knew... More 

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Wintergreen, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A friend told us that the Museum is wonderful. We thought that a museum devoted to glass would be boring, at best. It was astounding! We spent hours there. It has several educational programs, less than 20 minutes in length. And it has amazing exhibits of all types of artwork in glass, from the commonplace to beautiful works of art.... More 

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Beaver Dams, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a must see for every age range. Everything about glass and hands on activities. You learn something new around every corner. I go through every year and there is always something new.

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Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Neither my my nor I have been to Corning's Glass Museum since we were kids. If I recall tours and demonstrations were right in the Coring Glass factory, but I can't be sure. On this recent visit the self guided tours are $18 each though we had a BOGO coupon from a Finger Lakes Wineries promotion. You enter through the... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for revisiting us in Corning! It's great to hear that you had such a nice time those years ago that you wanted to come back. As you mentioned, we have grown a few times! There are two museum entrances, and it sounds like you entered through the back which doesn't always promise a parking space; it was your... More 

Albany, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Take your time - this is fun! If you want to make your own project, plan on picking it up after noon the next day. Explore the history of glass from ancient to modern. There is something for everyone. Lots to buy in the gift shop - much of it made in China if you check. Great buys if you... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We hope you took home some great treasures from your trip to The Southern Finger Lakes! Be sure to come back and see our new gallery space opening in just a few weeks. More info available on our website about that special event weekend. Thanks again for visiting and reviewing! More 

Endicott, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

From hands on displays, to rotating art displays, to the history of an amazing substance, to being able to buy a wide variety of pieces, there is something for all ages and interests in a modern and clean setting. Beauty in all of its forms and so easily accessible to all, only a short distance off I-86 (NY17), this is... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience! It's great to hear that you found us easy to access in terms of content and geography. Thanks for making a short drive to come and see us and for enjoying the variety of art, history, and science on display! More 

Clifton Park, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

That is it here, it is truly beautiful but the museum is overpriced and even my teenage daughter in accelerated art got bored in a 30 minute period.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's always great to learn more about our guests, their experiences, and their expectations. We hope you were able to see some of the live demonstrations and perhaps visit our studio for more hands-on experiences. We hope you found it valuable that your daughter was admitted for free with our 17 & under free admission... More 

Utica, NY
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329 reviews 329 reviews
79 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Beautiful museum with a lot to see and do. People of all ages would enjoy it here. Was able to watch them make glass, absolutely beautiful.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

We hope you took some great pictures and made great memories during your time with us. Thanks for visiting and reviewing! More 

Summerland, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Corning Museum of Glass has something for every age and interest. Don't be fooled by the 'museum ' label. Featured are glass blowing, demos on fiber optics, how glass breaks, all the various types of glass. As well, you will find out how light bulbs were developed, glass containers mass produced, how lamination for light houses evolved. You can... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We find that many guests who aren't regular museum go-ers find our collection, layout, and demonstrations to be a great way to spend the day! We hope you think of us as you enjoy the light coming through your handcrafted ornament. Thank you for taking the time to review and to recommend us to other... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When i was there i sow i lot of beautiful glass items . They show me how to make very interesting things . I'd recommend this museum on every friend who want to travel to there .

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you found the museum to be both beautiful and interesting. We hope that your freinds make time to travel to see us in The Finger Lakes of Upstate New York! Thanks again! More 

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